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Old 03-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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How to replace this tub drain?


This tub drain isnt lining up with my new tub. It appears to be all glued together. How do I go about remedying this problem?












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Old 03-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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Ideally, you'd want to cut the pipe below that tee and start over. I see it's butted against a coupling, though. I'd recommend digging the dirt out from around it and cutting it below the coupling, then putting a new drain it.

Alternately, you could cut the shoe off (where it connects to the tub drain) and cutting the overflow fitting off the top. Then, if you're really lucky, those angles could be made to line up with your new tub using 45's, 22's, or a combination of them. If so, you could buy a similar drain and use the new ends.

Most likely not, though. It looks like you're probably going to have to dig a little bit.

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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Digging did cross my mind. Id like to have a slipnut type connection but I dont know if thats going to work since the drain line doesnt line up.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:19 AM   #4
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another thing is im guessing there is no ptrap but im assuming theres supposed to be one.
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There must be a trap on a tub----My guess is that there is one in there----cit the old over flow off of the T and look----
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There must be a trap on a tub----My guess is that there is one in there----cit the old over flow off of the T and look----
What would it look like? If I see water theres a trap?
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What you have is a glue together tub waste. You will need to cut it off and replace it with the same. Get some PVC pipe and fittings and glue and a glue tub waste. Slip nut tub waste had a habit of leaking over time because of the plastic expanding and contracting loosening the nuts. Make sure you use primer and pvc glue and do not remove the trap you will find below your concrete.
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I dont know about a trap. Im about a foot down and still nothing.







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The traps there otherwise you would have sewer smell
So just cut it below the tee and repipe your new tub in.

Our you can get a Female trap adaptor and use your tube type tub waste. Make sure you leave an access door if you do. You will still need to cut it below your tee and use pvc glue and primer to glue the trap adaptor on the pipe.

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The traps there otherwise you would have sewer smell
So just cut it below the tee and repipe your new tub in.

Our you can get a Female trap adaptor and use your tube type tub waste. Make sure you leave an access door if you do. You will still need to cut it below your tee and use pvc glue and primer to glue the trap adaptor on the pipe.

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/52...er-276949.aspx
I wish I could use that adapter thing but I dont think it would work because the drain isnt aligned with where the drain is in the tub. If you look at the pics the old overflow has that little angle piece at the end to make it line up.
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If you purchased a new glue together tub waste you can make it all happen.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #12
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Now Im starting to think the tub isnt even the right size. This is with the tub lined up to the old drain, which as far as the drain goes seems fine but theres an 1in 3/8 gap at the end of the tub.











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Old 03-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #13
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By my completely novice calculations I need to bring out the left wall 1 and 3/16th inch. Which should fill in the end tub gap and allow me to use the current tub drain.

Now what in the hell am I going to use to bring the wall out 1 3/16?
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You need to put furring on that wall common problem i see the carpenters build the walls out all the time.
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You need to put furring on that wall common problem i see the carpenters build the walls out all the time.

Sorry, Im a complete novice, what exactly is furring?

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